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How Automation within Screwdriving Applications Can Make or Break Your Target Cycle Time

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When comparing manual processes to automated screwdriving applications, cycle time targets are easier to hit when using robotics. Whether you are looking to convert from manual screwdriving operations or upgrade from your existing (and less efficient) automated systems, WEBER offers solutions that can help you reach target cycle times in your production and assembly line.


Feed While You Drive   

In most assembly lines, the feeder's arm makes multiple movements to feed the screw. The arm moves up and down every time your operator drives a screw and time is lost, greatly undercutting into your cycle time. With WEBER, you can literally drive screws twice as fast because the operator doesn’t have to wait before driving in the next fastener with their feed-while-you-drive feature.

As you are driving a screw, the WEBER system is feeding into the next one. That way, your operator isn’t waiting for the system to feed another fastener into the driver. This increases production and improves cycle time.


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Vision Depth Sensor

In automotive manufacturing, consumer safety is the number one priority. You need to ensure the integrity of the parts you assemble. If your automated system doesn’t guarantee accurate torque, you can’t guarantee the quality of your products.

C30 circleWith a WEBER system, you get the added feature of their 3D vision depth sensor for improved torque, angle, and depth that allows your driver to turn it to a higher speed for a longer period of time.

For example, if there is a screw with 10 turns at 3,600 degrees and you require accurate torque, you won’t get that running at 2,000 RPMs. However, manufacturers will attempt to run at these speeds, potentially damaging parts or equipment. The C30 is WEBER’s solution to this issue. You can place this controller into your existing application and cut cycle times in half.

WEBER’s sensor technology allows you to program the system so that you can ensure the operator drives the screw at the proper torque, angle, and depth. Without a 3D vision depth sensor, you risk damaging critical automotive parts.


Meet Target Cycle Times with Automated Screwdriving Solutions from WEBER

 At WEBER, we build our solutions to help you meet (or exceed) target cycle time, whether you're converting from manual operations to automated screwdriving solutions or upgrading your existing automated system. Our systems offer a toolless quick-release feature that enables operators to quickly change out bits that wear out and helps make planned maintenance quicker and easier.  

Ready to start hitting your cycle time for every production? Contact us today to speak to one of our friendly associates.


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